Charles Ruas and Karen Achenbach talk to filmmakers Albert Maysles and Ellen Hovde about their documentary Grey Gardens. They talk about the origins of the film and how Maysles came to meet the Beales. They describe living conditions in the Beales' mansion. Maysles discusses the acceptance of eccentricity as a character trait in American society. They talk about their shooting schedule, the Beales' own involvement in the direction of the film, and the relationship between the directors and their subejcts. At 00:47:14 Little Edie" Beale joins them in the studio and "Big Edie" Beale calls in from their home. "Little Edie" proclaims her satisfaction with how the Maysles filmed her and her mother and explains the whereabouts of the "Marble Faun".Frequent audio distortion and dropouts at beginning and end of tape."
April 3, 2015 Subject:
Loved the radio interview
Little Edie was so vibrant & this was a wonderful radio interview , actually it was more just like a group of people getting together & talking about that wonderful Maysles Documentary on Grey Gardens & the Beales , Little & Big Edie ! I did not know this Piece even existed! I seen this radio chat , because of a Facebook post , thank you for keeping this & I enjoyed it to the max ! I give it 5 stars baby !!!!